Alonso buys World Tour professional cycling team 2 September, 2013 Fernando Alonso is a keen cyclist Formula 1 World Champion Fernando Alonso is poised to become the partner owner of a professional cycling team. On Sunday, the Ferrari driver sent the ‘Twittersphere’ into a frenzy when he announced that “important news” would shortly be announced. Some wondered if he would announce a switch to Red Bull, confirm Kimi Raikkonen as his next teammate, or perhaps reveal his engagement to Russian model girlfriend Dasha. Actually, specialist cycling media outlets on Monday said that Alonso, a road cycling and fitness enthusiast, has bought the Spanish World Tour team Euskatel-Euskadi. El Periodico said that Alonso and his sponsors will fund a € 6 million budget for 2014 for the team, which was set to fold at the end of this year. Euskaltel-Euskadi, from the Basque region, released a statement confirming the agreement with Alonso, adding that more information will be forthcoming. (GMM) Subbed by AJN. Tweet Related NewsAlonso: It’s not my intention to leave FerrariMattiacci: Everyone wants Ross Brawn back at FerrariButton unperturbed by Alonso reportsFerrari View: Our home race at MonzaMattiacci: I am going do a very good jobMcLaren tempt Alonso with $32 million dealPhotos: Ferrari and Kimi star in RotterdamFerrari looking to Haas for F1 junior teamMattiacci ‘confirms’ 2015 lineup yet againFerrari: We have missed out on a great opportunity Faceman All because Ferrari offered to fund Kimi’s motocross and snowcross teams, lol…. oh and so Luca knows Alonso is capable of leaving F1 just to spite him. Just like Kimi…. the last Ferrari WDC. Rey Rodrigo Sanchez line up contador to that team…cheers!